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Subject: Re: Making absolute point mode default

Re: Making absolute point mode default

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:35:20 -0500

On 10/26/2010 6:22 PM, Antony Stone wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 October 2010 at 00:45, Paul Louden wrote:
>
> From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_resolution -
> "the use of the word resolution here is a misnomer, though common"
> "resolution properly refers to the pixel density, the number of pixels per
> unit distance or area, not total number of pixels"

What you're quoting here is talking about the misuse of the word
"resolution" as a computing term, but it *is* a computing term. "Display
resolution" in the context of a fixed pixel display refers to the number
of horizontal and vertical pixels the physical display has, or in some
cases, the number it's displaying currently.

Read the very first sentence of the article you quoted: "The *display
resolution* of a digital television
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_television> or display device
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_device> is the number of distinct
pixels <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pixel> in each dimension that can
be displayed."

Please, when quoting things, look at the whole article, don't just grab
subquotes to support your point - the term can mean either thing but in
the context of fixed pixel displays it almost always means the physical
number of pixels.
Received on 2010-10-27


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